Waking …er, MUD’ing Up With The King

The current Burger King ad campaign, is really weird and uncomfortable at times; but then suddenly you realize the silent, big plastic headed king is your friend.

It’s vaguely familiar to an interview I heard 2nd hand on the radio about Trick Daddy going to an elementary school. “What if kids are scared of you?”

Trick Daddy replied, “Trick Daddy is your friend. Trick Daddy likes kids.” ooohhhhh kaaaayyy….

Anyway, all this talk of IM got me thinking; if the King was offering you a sandwhich over AIM, how would it work? Like, currently, the TV commercials start where you see some older dude (like 32, haha, 32 is old, haha! a young chap in the prime of his adult life) who’s just waking up in pajamas, and opens his blinds to look out his bedroom window. He is in shock to see a smiling plastic head King just staring at him. There is this 1 second uncomformatble momement where they both just stare at a eachother. Then, the King reaches behind his back, and whips out an awesome looking egg, cheese, and bacon sandwhich, and hands it to the man through the window. The man eats it, and looks happy, and smiles… obviously, the King is already smiling. He gets hit by a newspaper from the paper boy at the end.

In another commercial, the one where he’s in the same bed with the single guy, the single guy maniacally laughs at the end, burger in hand, while the king rolls on the floor getting licked in the “face” by the man’s dog.

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You get this feeling… it’s like uncomfortable, but at the same time some sort of morbid fascination that you feel compelled to go sit with the King, and have him offer you a sandwhich… and you eat it while he watches, and you get happy. It’s like that Blackhole Sun music video done by Soundgarden where the people’s faces get exaggerated… it’s that kind of feeling.

I’m not the only one either, just type in “Waking up with the King” in Google, and 2 of the first 10 results have blog entries on the same thing.

Anyway, check it, my conversation with the King over AIM after waking up:

— You have a new message from "BKing". Do you wish to accept?
JesterXL: y
BKing: lol!
JesterXL: hey… who are you? No, I don’t know how to code a Flash preloader…
BKing: lol!
JesterXL: …
BKing: lol
JesterXL: uh… what the hell?
BKing: lol!
BKing: :: hands you a breakfast sandwhich ::
BKing: LOL
JesterXL: oooookaaayyy… thanks man!
JesterXL: :: eats ‘breakfast sandwhich’ ::
JesterXL: *munch* *munch* *chew*
JesterXL: Emm… yum! :: smiles :: hey dude, this is damn good!
BKing: lol
JesterXL: *munch* *chew* *chew*
BKing: lol
JesterXL: thanks man!
BKing: lol!

— 5 minutes later in a random MUD

DM666: BKing, the orc snarls angrily and
launches its heavy spear at you.
BKing: LOL!
JesterXL: wow… your brave BKing!
BKing: lol!
BKing: :: rolls a 20 on a 1d20 ::

DM666: WHOA! You score a critcal hit; the orc, injured and frightened by your bravado, heads for the hills.
JesterXL: good job, BKing, you showed that orc what’s up, bayyy-baaaah-baayyy-baaah!!!
BKing: lol!

11 Replies to “Waking …er, MUD’ing Up With The King”

  1. Hey 30 something isn’t old. Watcha self young feller. The USA is aging. What that means is people aren’t having babies faster than people are growing old. So… There will be way fewer youngsters in the coming years… that is when you’re an old feller. Anyhow, not sure what that’ll mean for you, but it’s something to think about.

  2. Those commercials just plain freak me out. Whoever did those had to have graduated from the WIlly Wonka School of Advertising.

  3. I’d like to hang out with the King. But then again, I’m a pathetic loser. Darius Rucker is great in the bacon crisp cheddar ranch commercials.

    I love tender crisp bacon cheddar ranch – the breasts they grown on trees
    and streams of bacon ranch dressing flow right up to your knees
    there’s tumbleweeds of bacon and cheddar paves the streets
    folks don’t fudge it cause you got the juice – there’s a train of ladies coming with a nice caboose
    never get in trouble, never need an excuse
    that’s the tender crisp bacon cheddar ranch

    Come and get it! (Brooke Burke is hot!)

  4. If BK is smart, they’ll make Halloween costumes of the King. Hell, I’d wear one to work if they did! AND I’d go to BK before work and bring in breakfast sandwiches and hand them out without saying a word.

  5. you know what? the burger king commercials are friggin hilarious. and i’d like to hang out with the king, he’s just plain awesome.

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